David Mitchell, Weekly Editor Who Exposed a Corrupt Cult, Dies at 79

His tiny California newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its exposé of Synanon, a renowned drug rehabilitation program that had turned into a violent operation. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-01 21:32:07 UTC ]
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David Mitchell, Weekly Editor Who Exposed a Corrupt Cult, Dies at 79

His tiny California newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its exposé of Synanon, a renowned drug rehabilitation program that had turned into a violent operation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-01 21:32:07 UTC ]
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Influential 'Publishers Weekly' Editor Sybil Steinberg Dies at 90

Sybil Steinberg, a lifelong lover of literature and a 'Publishers Weekly' editor for 25 years, died on March 17. She was 90. Steinberg served as editor of the magazine's Reviews and Author Interview departments until her retirement in 2001. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Bookseller editor David Whitaker dies

David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller, has died. Whitaker died peacefully in his sleep overnight on 4th August, his widow Maggie Van Reenan has confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-05 11:21:27 UTC ]
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Vance Trimble, who won Pulitzer Prize by exposing congressional corruption, dies at 107

He unearthed nepotism and self-serving financial dealings in 1959 and later published best-selling biographies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-19 12:44:42 UTC ]
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Maria Guarnaschelli, Book Editor Who Changed What We Cook, Dies at 79

She introduced Americans to new cuisines and helped transform cooking from a domestic chore to a cultural touchstone, inspiring her daughter, Alex, to be a chef. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-02-11 23:05:52 UTC ]
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Maria Guarnaschelli, influential cookbook editor, dies at 79

She brought her exacting tastes, both literary and culinary, to undertakings including a massive update of the time-honored tome ‘Joy of Cooking.’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-10 13:23:20 UTC ]
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Legendary Cookbook Editor Maria Guarnaschelli Dies at 79

The editor behind the 1997 revision of 'The Joy of Cooking' and many other influential cookbooks, as well as works of nonfiction and literature, died on Saturday on Long Island. She was 79. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79

After 26 years at The New Yorker, he became chief editor at Random House, overseeing works by a raft of luminaries. He wrote a half-dozen well-received books of his own. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-27 16:47:41 UTC ]
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Mitchel Levitas, Editor in Leading Posts at The Times, Dies at 89

A Polk Award winner, he edited the Op-Ed page, The Book Review, The Week in Review and also oversaw coverage of the New York area. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-06-24 21:24:11 UTC ]
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Vernor Vinge, Innovative Science Fiction Novelist, Dies at 79

He conceived an early version of cyberspace and predicted the “technological singularity,” a tipping point at which machines would become smarter than humans. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-03-28 22:04:59 UTC ]
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Christian Publishing Veteran Joey Paul Dies at 79

Paul, whose career in Christian publishing spanned more than four decades, was an executive editor at Thomas Nelson. He died on February 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Marc Jaffe, Editor Whose Work Spanned Nearly a Century, Dies at 102

The former editorial director of Bantam and Ballantine and founder of Villard Books at Random House and an eponymous imprint at Houghton Mifflin, whose long and storied career in trade book publishing lasted into his final hours, died on December 31. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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David Ferry, Poet and Translator Who Won Acclaim Late in Life, Dies at 99

After nearly 40 years as a professor, he began a new career writing poems and translating classics. He won a National Book Award when he was 86. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-11 18:29:17 UTC ]
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Jane Garrett, Book Editor With a Prizewinning Touch, Dies at 88

History books she shepherded over 44 years at Alfred A. Knopf won a raft of Pulitzers — seven in all — as well as Bancrofts, though one recipient set off a furious academic debate. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-03 21:36:32 UTC ]
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Christopher Carduff, 'Wall Street Journal' Books Editor, Dies at 66

Carduff, who was named books editor at the 'Wall Street Journal' in 2017, was also a contributing editor for the Library of America Series and the publishing consultant to John Updike's literary trust. He died on August 14. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Legendary Knopf Editor Robert Gottlieb Dies at 92

Knopf executive v-p and publisher Reagan Arthur said it would be hard to name an editor who had a more lasting and profound impact on American letters than Gottlieb: "He had a vision not just for what worked on the page, but what worked in the marketplace." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Roy Finamore, James Beard Award–Winning Author and Editor, Dies at 70

A notable author and editor of lifestyle and cookbooks, Finamore died on May 6 after a brief illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Jack Macrae, Former Holt Editor-in-Chief and Respected Publisher, Dies

Macrae, who helmed Holt in the 1980s and was president of Dutton in the 1970s, published Hilary Mantel, Jorge Luis Borges, and others during his illustrious career in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Victor Navasky, award-winning author and editor of the Nation, dies at 90

Liberal lion won National Book Award and edited leftwing Nation, with writers including Hitchens and Cockburn, from 1978 to 2005Victor Navasky, an award-winning author and journalist who presided over the liberal US weekly the Nation and wrote influential books on the anti-communist blacklist... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-01-25 15:01:09 UTC ]
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Patricia Holt, 'Chronicle' Book Editor and PW Correspondent, Dies at 78

Patricia Holt, book editor of the 'San Francisco Chronicle' for 17 years and the first western correspondent for 'PW,' died December 3 following a battle with cancer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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